Sunday, June 25, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History June 25 to July 1, 2017

Colin Clive was an English stage and screen actor. Although Clive appeared in over 18 films and numerous states place it is the role of Henry Frankenstein that he is best remembered for. Clive would reprise his role as Henry Frankenstein in the 1935 film The Bride of Frankenstein.  In his portrayal of Henry Frankenstein, Clive set the standard for the mad scientist role in films for decades to come.  Clive died on June 25, 1937 from complications of tuberculosis he was only 37 years old.

Peter Lorre, who appeared in several horror films including Mad Love (1935)  ,The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)  was born on June 26, 1904.


Dead of Night (1945) is a British horror film produced By Michael Balcon the individual stories were directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer. The film stars Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Michael Redgrave. Dead of Night (1945) is noted for being one of a very few British horror films produced during the 1940’s. the film was released in the United States  on June 28, 1946.

The Jungle Captive (1945) was the sequel to Jungle Woman (1944), which was the sequel to Captive Wild Woman (1943). The Jungle Captive (1945) starred Otto Kruger who played Dr. Jeffrey Garth in Dracula’sDaughter (1936) and Rondo Hatton  as "Moloch". The movie was directed by Harold Young and was released on June 29, 1945.

Karen Black who appeared in in many horror films including Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses (2003) was  born on July 1, 1942.


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